I’ve previously talked about ADHD and current risks with medications and how chiropractic is a viable alternative. Today I’m going to touch on some of what I discuss with parents and children.
A study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders, with a sample of 132 clinically diagnosed with ADHD, reports that after at least 6 months of a gluten-free diet there was improvement. In fact, all patients or their parents reported a significant improvement in their behavior and functioning compared to the immediate period before the diagnosis and dietetic treatment. The patients in this study had Celiac disease (untreated). There are many patients who do not know if they have Celiac disease (CD) or that they have a sensitivity to gluten that may recreate these findings. I believe many people are sensitive to gluten or suffer from CD, which is often overlooked in today’s rushed medical system.
We can run a variety of tests to determine if a patient is sensitive to gluten, ranging for genetic testing to blood tests for sensitivity.